Tag Archives: Chris Beyrer

Leaders, advocates, researchers, clinicians call for universal immediate HIV treatment access

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A commentary published online today in The Lancet co-authored by leaders of global funding agencies and organizations as well as leading researchers, clinicians, and civil society workers responding to HIV globally calls for immediate access to antiretroviral treatment for all people infected with HIV, without rationing based on geographic location or advanced state of illness. […]

Anti-gay legislation, HIV criminalization and harm . . . We’re reading doctors’ warnings on how human rights abuses hurt public health

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Dr. Daniel Nanshep Gobgab of the Christian Health Association of Nigeria and Dr. Tonny Tumwesigye of the Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau came to the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC Tuesday to talk about their work as physicians and faith-based health organization leaders. The topic was family planning, but in the course […]

Saving the Swazi Nation, mutual accountability, medical circumcision, a special envoy steps down and more . . . We’re reading about what works, what doesn’t, what remains to be seen

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The Campaign Against AIDS in Africa is Saving Lives – Why Isn’t the US Investing More In It? – James North, who spent four years in Swaziland before  AIDS  began to take a toll there, recounts the  epidemic’s impact on the country from 2008, when death notices filled the newspapers, to 2014, when seven percent […]

International AIDS Society to India: Return of anti-gay law a “major setback” to country’s HIV response

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Within the week that India’s Supreme Court reinstated the nation’s colonial-era anti-sodomy law, a letter from the International AIDS Society has counted the ways the decision brings harm to the country, its sexual minority populations, its response to its HIV/AIDS epidemics, and to other Commonwealth nations, for which, during the last four years, India had […]

How the Department of Defense battles infectious diseases, country ownership concerns, Zambia trial of HIV activist and more — we’re reading about breakthroughs and breakdowns in global health efforts

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The U.S. Department of Defense and Global Health: Infectious Disease Efforts – Building on its report last year that examined the role of the Defense Department in researching and responding to global health threats, the Kaiser Family Foundation today released a close up look at how the department contributes to and interacts with efforts to […]

HIV briefing panelists: Science yielded answers, now is the time to speed their application

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“In 1985, I managed only dying patients,” Dr. Myron Cohen told a packed room in the Russell Senate Office Building today. By 1995 that had changed, he added. In 2013, he continued, people with HIV stay alive and healthy with one pill a day. Cohen, along with fellow panelists Dr. Chris Beyrer, Dr. Laura Guay, […]

Wrapping up CROI 2013, Part 2: Saving babies, reaching young women, and men who have sex with men making a difference

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Science Speaks spent March 3 – 6 at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, covering breaking research news and discussions. Today we will wrap up with a look at how the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief affects infant mortality, what combination prevention means to young South African women, and where men who have […]

CROI plenary: Without focus on MSM epidemic, “an AIDS-free generation is not going to be achievable”

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Science Speaks is in Atlanta, Georgia this week and will be live-blogging from the 20th CROI — Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections from Sunday to Wednesday, covering breaking developments from investigators on cure research, new antiretroviral agents, hepatitis, tuberculosis and treatment as prevention. ATLANTA, GA—Three decades after the AIDS epidemic was noted first among […]

HIV’s impact on men who have sex with men “can no longer be ignored”

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More than 30 years into the epidemic that was first documented among gay men in America, a disturbing trend is being noted globally: Where rates of new HIV infections are going down among other populations, they are rising among men who have sex with men. “The epidemics are going in different directions,” said Chris Beyrer […]